Jon Pye joined the Ocean Tracking Network in April of 2014. He oversees configuration and operations management as Assistant Director of Data Management. Prior to this, he managed the oceanographic data collected by OTN’s autonomous underwater/surface vehicles.
Jon’s interest in the ocean began when he joined the Cullen laboratory in 2005 as a database designer in support of the Lunenburg Bay observing system project, an interdisciplinary effort which sought to characterize the physical and biological characteristics of Lunenburg Bay, NS using solar-powered instrumented buoys and novel estuarine ocean physics models.
Since then he’s consulted on data and process management strategies for biofuels initiatives, sought to bridge the gap between laboratory results and queryable data services, and written a Python library to decode and handle a purpose-built binary data compression format in use on autonomous underwater vehicles.